Amanda Congdon & ABC To Part Ways?

Sep 21st, 2007 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs


Gawker is reporting that pioneering video blogger Amanda Congdon and ABC will be parting ways:

We hear that ABC News vlogger Amanda Congdon’s contract won’t be renewed. Congdon, who came to fame at RocketBoom, started contributing to their website late last year. She has been quite productive recently taking tours of homes in Santa Barbara and talking about angry iPhone buyers. No word yet on the state of her contracts with DuPont.

The Congdon/ABC match has always seemed a bit uneasy. Congdon made her name with RocketBoom, where she made clear that she was game for anything. Her work with ABC lacks the anything-goes attitude of RocketBoom, and many of her RocketBoom fans were put off by the fact that ABC makes you watch a relatively long ad before watching her show.

We’re wondering if Jason Calacanis still wants to fight for Amanda Congdon like a rabid dog….

No Responses to “Amanda Congdon & ABC To Part Ways?”

  1. Drew says:

    Flash in the pan media star, huh? Was her appeal that she was supposed to be searingly hot AND cerebral? She appears to be just a generic American blond with very little spice. Pretty sure I watched Rocketboom once and can only imagine that titillation was supposed to be the appeal.

    I’m still waiting for something really groundbreaking when it comes to video podcasts.

  2. info says:


    There are 25,000 + video podcasts. That’s groundbreaking in and off itself. But if you haven’t found anything that you like, I suspect that there are a lot more that you haven’t had a chance to check out yet.

  3. Drew says:

    Okay, I’m open for suggestions. But I don’t want to hear about that French Maid TV thing, either.

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